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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Aug 1898

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The schooner Acacia cleared for Oswego this morning.

The schooner Two Brothers is unloading coal at the Grove Inn dock.

The tug Jessie Hall left for Montreal today with six grain-laden barges.

The sloop Echo left for bay ports yesterday after discharging bunchwood.

The schooner Singapore, Oswego, is at Craig & Co.'s wharf with a cargo of coal.

The schooner Fabiola, light, cleared this morning for Oswego to load coal for James Swift & Co.

The schooners Eliza Fisher, Charlotte and Fleetwing, Oswego, are at Swift & Co.'s wharf with cargoes of coal.

The M.T. company has the government graving dock engaged for this week. Repairs are being made to the company's boats.

The M.T. company's tugs Jessie Hall and Walker broke their wheels while coming up the river last week. Each received a new wheel this week.

The steamers Ralph, Frost and Rosedale passed Port Colborne yesterday on route to Kingston, Ogdensburg and Prescott respectively with grain.

The steamer Jubilee is replacing the steamer James Swift on the Ottawa-Kingston route while repairs are being made to the machinery of that steamer.

The Parry Sound railway is carrying grain from Chicago to Montreal for three and three-quarter cents a bushel, and is kept busy. This helps to divert traffic from the St. Lawrence river route.

Called at the wharf of James Swift & Co.: steamer Algerian, Toronto to Montreal; steamer Spartan, Montreal to Toronto; steamer Jubilee, Ottawa; steamer Arundell, Charlotte to Alexandria Bay.

Her Air Pump Gave Out.

The steamer Columbian arrived at Prescott on Tuesday morning with an excursion party from Cornwall and way ports, bound for the Thousand Islands. After taking on board about 150 more passengers, she proceeded on her way, and when about three miles further up her air pump gave out. She returned to Prescott at 1:30 p.m. The Caspian came along at 5 p.m. and took her passengers home, with the assistance of two other small steamers. There were between 1,000 and 1,100 on board the Columbian when the accident occurred. Temporary repairs will be made and the steamer will proceed to Montreal, where she will undergo extensive repairs.

p.3 To Control The Fish Trade - All the fresh water fish interests in the country have been combined by the incorporation in lllinois of a company with a capital stock of $5,000,000. The name of the corporation is A. Booth & Co., of Chicago. The Lake Ontario fish company, of Cape Vincent, is a member of the combine, which will control the production and price of fresh water fish.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Aug 1898